Review Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 New car

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Review of the new Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6



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REVIEW DATE: 19 апр 2007

In The Monster 3.2-Litre V6 Engine To The And Elegant GT Coupe, Alfa Have Created An Utterly Proposition. Andy Enright


Designing cars should be Stick the biggest engine in range in the smallest, sleekest body and then just sit and watch the queues build your dealerships. Much as like to point out an obvious in this plan, it’s what Alfa Romeo done in bringing the GT 3.2-litre V6 to and they appear to have it off.

Those who know a more about vehicle will point to the fact the ride and handling of the 147GTA and the 156 GTA which also share the V6 – are turbulent to say the least, over the sort of typical B-roads on which most choose to get their motoring these days. The problems of distribution and traction rear ugly heads when you a heavy engine up front and it to deploy power cleanly.

Throw a corner into the and things get more complicated Despite this formidable of potential snagging points, chassis engineers have with the GT 3.2 where they had mixed results with the GTA cars.

It’s very You probably don’t need me to you that, but it’s worth The figures claim that it notch off the sprint to 60mph in 6.7 seconds but subjectively it feels a second quicker again and it have no problem breaking the barrier. The engine is a very detuned version of that powers the 147GTA, but it nevertheless out a hale and hearty 240bhp.

Try tagging onto this tail in something like a RX8 and you’ll be treated to a receding of is pert rump.

Take a around the Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 and impossible to find an awkward or dodgy detail

Alfa’s Dynamic Control (VDC) in conjunction with the ASR traction program has to work overtime to those 17-inch Michelin aren’t turned to vapour every overenthusiastic stamp on the pedal and whooping roll of the Unlike many such which slap you firmly on the each time you even of the word ‘fun’, VDC allows a amount of leeway before it intervenes.

There’s even a Slip Regulation (MSR) which restores torque to the if you downshift too quickly. This the front wheels locking up and value it on a wet unfamiliar road if you a shift.

Not that this scenario is too given the communicative nature of beautiful engine and the glossy of the rather long-legged gearchange. The feels rangy and loose along a smooth A-road and only when it’s extended around a series of bends with blind and treacherous cambers that the can really shine.

No other of recent years would get near the GT on a road like and not very many cars four seats and a £26,400 tag would be able to hold a to its all-round dynamic excellence. you consider that this just about land you a worth of BMW 320Ci Sport you’ll appreciate the Alfa’s performance per pound factor.

What’s more, no affordable Mercedes or even Audi anything like as good as the GT coupe. Take a walk it and it’s impossible to find an angle or dodgy detail. It has no business looking as good as it as closer inspection will that it’s something of a mix and between 156 saloon and 147 hatch.

The measure shows that the car on the 2596mm long 156 wheelbase but the pretty styling, the firewall, the box, the steering column and the climate control system are 147. The front wings are with the 147 GTA although the bonnet has slightly modified.

The styling Bertone were responsible for of the design and the GT was originally pencilled in to be at their Turin plant spare capacity had been up by the demise of the Fiat Punto After many beans counted, however, Alfa thanked Bertone very for their penmanship and decided to the GT alongside the 147 at their Pomigliano plant just outside Given the solid feel of generation 147s, that’s no bad thing and the first impression one dropping into the driver’s of the GT is of rugged build quality.

The cowled instruments and sporting that can look a little on a base 147 hatch suddenly all sorts of sense in a ‘proper’ The script on the dials has been for the GT, the centre console has been and the material used for the dashboard is of a texture to standard 147. will be sold on the GT long their slacks hit the seats. of that will be due to the swoopy

Much of it is contemporary Alfa particularly around the front end few will be able to distinguish GT 147 as it arrives in their rear mirror. As the GT slides by, however, a scalloped flank is evident a stub tail that’s reminiscent of an early eighties Unlike the Giulietta, however, ‘boot’ is in fact a bit of automotive l’oeil, opening to reveal a hatchback.

There’s 320 litres of back there, which is a deal more than a 147 can muster with its rear in place and almost as much as the 156

Although designing cars may easy, turning them desirable finished products is but. We expected the Alfa GT 3.2 V6 to be fun but flawed. Instead it’s fun.

Alfa’s chassis deserve serious respect.

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